Breastfeeding in my active wear. 

It can be very tricky to find a nursing bra that can deliver on all fronts.

I was looking for comfort, support and something that still fit when my boobs were forever changing shape due to feeds. I was after something that did all the above plus I could workout in it too.

I remember my first high, interval, intensity workout. All I can say is ouch. I wore my usual pre pregnancy crops (mind you I only used to have small size A mozzie bites ha) to hold up my new big full boobies. They bounced every where. My nipples hurt and they had no support at all. When I was doing sprints, I almost cried because they hurt so much. Trying to feed a hungry baby after my workout was a night mare too. I had to try and pull down straps and they would pull right round my neck. I needed a good active nursing bra.

I came across Rob, from Yummy Mummy Lingerie on her Instagram page @yummy_mummy_lingerie. It was so refreshing to get the answers I needed promptly to my comments I made on her page. Before I knew it was getting sized up for a nursing, sports bra. Yes I was doing this all over the Internet too. This was perfect for me too as I had a new born baby, I didn’t have lots of spare time to be off trying of nursing, sports bras either.

A few days later I received the parcel with the @Cadenshae nursing bra. I tried it on and was a great fit. I even felt like I got a pair of new boobies from the shop too. They made my boobs look great.

The bra contained little clasps to undo to make feeding access, quick and easy to do. I was able to top Cruz up quickly at the gym too, pre workout.


It ticked all the right boxes, plus more. I loved the colours they came in too. Perfect to match up with my colourful activewear wardrobe too.


Yummy Mummy Lingerie specialise in maternity and post pregnancy, so they have a wide range of products and advice to suit your everyday nursing needs.

Being a active mum, I spend a lot of time in my active wear. From being comfortable at home, shopping, walking and training at Hiit I wanted something that would accomodate all mine and my babies needs. Something I could use everyday.

Here are some of the nursing/activewear bras that Yummy Mummy have to offer for training.

– Everyday Nursing Bra for general wear.

– Fit2feed Activewear Bra for medium to low impact activity.

– Ultimate Nursing Sports Bra for high impact exercise and larger busted mama’s.


  

I have washed these bras several times too and each time come up as good as knew. They have kept their shape and colour. This is something that is truly important to me when purchasing a bra. I cannot stand when the material that covers the breast goes lumpy. I believe these bras were built to last.

I hope you enjoyed my product review on the Cadenshae nursing, sport bras. They are seriously amazing. I highly reccomend them. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask myself or Rob from Yummy Mummy Lingerie. Happy to help out.

Have a great Wednesday Peeps!!

Big Love,

Alice In Healthyland

Xx

Apple breakfast loaf 

Made my breakfast loaf with a twist today. 
Ingredients 

250g organic oats

2 organic eggs

90g vanilla protein (can use almond meal and vanilla essence of you refuse to use protein)

1 Apple

1 carrot

Cinnamon

1 tbsp maple

1 tbsp coconut oil or peanut butter for good fats

50mls coconut water

Method

Blend all ingredients together. ( I use the @omniblendaustralia ). Put in oven proof dish. 

   
Mix in 100g blueberries and a small handful of trail mix on top (optional). I also added a chopped Apple. 

Bake for 30-45min on 180 degrees. It truly all depends on your oven. 

Serve warm or cold. Serves 5. Can freeze. 

#showmehowyouhealthy

Peanut Butter & Vanilla Bark.

The team nutraorganics  made my Peanut butter & Vanilla bark and featured it in their website. Feeling honoured.

 

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Recipe is as followed..

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Mix 3 tbsp @h2coco organic oil, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tsp organic honey. Melt.
Mix in 1 serving of vanilla protein ( I used @nutraorganics vanilla)
Add your mix ins – 2 tbsp of your favourite granola or mixed nuts or even just berries.

Allow to freeze for 15minutes.

Enjoy

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Mums + Bubs Date.

Today Cruz and I went on a picnic with other new mummies and their little bubs.

I always love catch ups with other mummas, as you can relate to them. I always leave the play dates feeling confident about motherhood and you know you are not alone. We are in this together. I love watching our babies grow together as well! Every week they are ticking off little milestones. Such clever babies. It’s a little heart breaking seeing some of them teething.

We had a healthy morning tea, chatted and took our babes for a swim.

Thank you for the photos Lauren from Hunter and Rose Lifestyle so lucky we have you to snap these happy memories.

I made these, healthy, organic banana muffins.

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The recipe is as followed..

250g organic oats, 5 tbsp coconut flour, 2 eggs, 1tsp cinnamon, 1tsp vanilla essence, 3 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 chopped banana.
You can add a scoop of vanilla protein if you wish.

Blend all ingredients.
Preheat oven to 180degrees.
Scoop into mini muffin trays.
Makes about 8-10 cakes.
Cook for 30-40min depending on the oven.
Enjoy.

 

Lactation Boosters. 

This morning I woke up and decided to make a smoothie. Everyday I constantly think in my head, what can I eat to assist with feeding my baby. I usually have smoothies for breakfast as I can add quite a bit of ingredients to them and eat on the go or quickly. This is my recipe that I used.   
My breakfast smoothie topped with @the.milk.pantry Mumma Muesli. 
Smoothie – 1/2 frozen banana, 3 tbsp vanilla protein, 50g frozen blueberries, 50mls coconut water and a whole lot of crushed ice. Mixed in my mix and go blender. You can top with muesli of choice. 

Now to my breastfeeding mums or mummy to be’s YES I take something to help my supply everyday. I find it truly helps to boost that bit extra when I feel my milk in low. Now I know sometimes it might not be the case, some LC state that your supply is always there for your baby but I truly believe these boosters not only bring my milk in for Cruz to have a field day with, but boost my confidence with feeding too. 

I currently take a Milk and Cookies by Jewels bliss balls everyday, either as a snack or as a dessert at night. I have been taking these now since Cruz was 4 weeks old. Addicted! Occasionally I get treated to one of Jewel’s Chocolate Cherry lactation cookies. 🙌🏼🙈 Yum! 

 I have also brought some of The Milk Pantry  Mumma muesli to enjoy on my on top of my smoothies. It’s very crunchy and filled with lots of organic goodness. Perfect to add a bit more good calories to my breakfast too.

   
 

Both companies have been a absolute pleasure to buy from online. Great at responding to any questions you might have and fast delivery. Both businesses are run by super women! Inspiring other mummas to live their best life with their babies and children. Thank you for both having an impact on my life and my little Cruz. 

I am currently a brand rep for Milk and Cookies by Jewels and if you would like 10% discount on future purchases please use the CODE – ALICE10 at the checkout. 

  
    

To my bottle feeding mamas! You are also doing amazing! Motherhood is an amazing journey we are all on together. I am proud to be apart of your sisterhood. One Love! 

Cacao Crackles.

Cacao crackle.

Because I have cravings.
3 tbsp organic coconut oil, 2 tbsp organic peanut butter, 1 tbsp Manuka honey. (Or whatever honey you want to use).

Melt.
3 tbsp mixed granola (I use the.milk.pantry as I am using it to increase my supply for feeding). 2 X tbsp organic cacao.

Mix.

 

Place in freezer to cool and go hard. Enjoy responsibly 😂🙈.

 

#showmehowyouhealthy

Breakfast Pizza.

  

My green breakfast pizza! 

Such an easy fast, nutritious breakfast X 

Heat 1/2 tsp coconut oil in the pan.

In the mix and go put 30g oats, 1 egg, 1 silver beat leaf or spinach, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein, pinch cinnamon. Blend and the pour into the pan to make one big base.

Topping – 2 tbsp full fat Greek yogurt( I use full fat everything) 1/2 tsp maple. Mix and spread on base.

I sprinkled the.milk.pantry muesli (you can use whatever) and berries. 

I am using the.milk.pantry muesli as it contains certain a ingredients that assist me with lactation, for breastfeeding. 

Serve immediately. Cut into 6 slices. Enjoy the whole lot! 

How I started my day. 

Morning walks with this babe and Evie.   
 

Today we went for a walk through the bush. We seen some kangaroos, lizards and birds. Nice to get out and see Mother Nature.

Everyday I always do a fat burner walk, I walk on a empty stomach straight after I wake up. I take my puppy Evie and my baby Cruz. 
I love wearing my Ergo baby 360 I use it everyday. I would highly recommend it to everyone. It supports your back correctly, while it is safe for baby’s spine also. 
Happy Sunday everyone! Today I’m off to meet with my bridesmaids to plan my wedding! #showmehowyouhealthy

Cauliflower Pizza

Need a idea for something delicious for weekend dinners?
Cauliflower Pizza 

Base – half a small cauliflower, 50g raw oats, 30g almond meal, 1 egg, 1 tbsp organic olive oil, 30mls coconut water. Blend.

Bake on 180 degrees for 25minutes.
Topping – tin tomatoes, grated low fat cheese, cooked sweet potato, spinach leaves, cooked chicken breast. 

Bake for a further 15minutes.
Bases can be pre prepared and frozen for the future.
#showmehowyouhealthy #aliceinhealthyland #nosugarchallenge 

 

Zucchini Gluten Free Bread

Zucchini gluten free bread
Zucchini gluten free bread
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Want a delicious bread that isn’t harsh on your digestive system.. It actually aids digestion.

Last week I was out to breakfast with @chloeawilson got offered zucchini bread with our meal. I promised Miss Chloe I would recreate a zucchini bread recipe.
This is what I come up with.. It taste amazing!! Haha.. I may have changed it up a little but taste amazing.. 🙌🏼🍞🍆🍅

Recipe –

1 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup almonds (could use and nuts or none at all)
1/2 cup almond milk (any milk you prefer)
1/2 cup coconut flour (alternative spelt, buckwheat flour)
2 tbsp mixed herbs
1 tbsp oregano
2 Cherry tomatoes
2 zucchini
1/4 cup macadamia oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 eggs (could use chia egg?)
Pinch pink salt
Pinch of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon turmeric
Blitz all ingredients in my blender
Poured in loaf tin

Baked on 180 for 50min.
Enjoy warm or allow to cool for a salad sandwich! 🍞🍴🍆